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If Americans Didn't Speak English ?

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posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 03:36 PM
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Would all of the great British Rock Bands and Rock Artists from over the years, have made it big in The U.S.? ( if at all that is )

We will never know of course.

I was giving a thought if any non English speaking bands had done well over their, performing in their own languages.

Here in the U.K. non English speaking foreign bands have always performed in English. From what i can remember.

Please correct me if i am wrong.


Edit.

I have just remembered Kraftwerk.




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posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 03:45 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Der Kommissar in both the Falco (i.e., German) and English, After the Fire, versions were popular.

Some (*rolls eyes*) really, REALLY, like Baby Metal and sing along in Japanese while throwing horns and snapping their head! But SaturnFX is helping me get over my addiction!

Another great German song, 99 Luftballoons not in English...




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posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 03:46 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

How did the Beatles do in Spain, Portugal, Italy and France during the British Invasion era?

I know they were fairly popular in Germany albeit not to the extent they were here.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 03:50 PM
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posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 03:57 PM
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The thing that makes it matter is that it is the most spoken language in the world. Surely if the most spoken language of the world were anything else then the most popular music and movies would also be of that language.
www.statista.com...



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 03:57 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: alldaylong

How did the Beatles do in Spain, Portugal, Italy and France during the British Invasion era?

I know they were fairly popular in Germany albeit not to the extent they were here.



I know the Beatles were massive in Spain. In fact they had the whole YeYe era based on the influence of the Beatles.

Ye Ye Wiki




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posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 03:58 PM
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Oye Como Va by Santana
Besame Mucho by ???

There is one from the 70's that is escaping me at the moment.

 


Augustus, Sie Liebt Dicht and Kom Gib Meir dine hand (h3ll, I am 'Merican and can't spell those German words!) were both released on one of those box sets. So, they probably did OK if they made a special German version).



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 03:58 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: alldaylong

How did the Beatles do in Spain, Portugal, Italy and France during the British Invasion era?

I know they were fairly popular in Germany albeit not to the extent they were here.



The Beatles singing in German.




posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 04:00 PM
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originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
a reply to: alldaylong

Der Kommissar in both the Falco (i.e., German) and English, After the Fire, versions were popular.

Some (*rolls eyes*) really, REALLY, like Baby Metal and sing along in Japanese while throwing horns and snapping their head! But SaturnFX is helping get over my addiction!

Another great German song, 99 Luftballoons not in English...





In the U.K. it was released in English.






posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 04:04 PM
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It was first big on MTV in German which is how I first heard it. They then re-released the English version (the original is way better).

Like Homer Simpson, I still sing the German version and is about as much German as I know!



[See, even spelt the German words wrong! Dumb 'Mericans]



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 04:05 PM
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originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
Oye Como Va by Santana
Besame Mucho by ???

There is one from the 70's that is escaping me at the moment.

 


Augustus, Sie Liebt Dicht and Kom Gib Meir dine hand (h3ll, I am 'Merican and can't spell those German words!) were both released on one of those box sets. So, they probably did OK if they made a special German version).


A few people have recorded Besame Mucho, but this is the one I recognized




posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 04:06 PM
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originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
a reply to: alldaylong

It was first big on MTV in German which is how I first heard it. They then re-released the English version (the original is way better).

Like Homer Simpson, I still sing the German version and is about as much German as I know!



[See, even spelt the German words wrong! Dumb 'Mericans]



The German one was first. There is also a version with 2 verses in German and one all in English. I sing it in karaoke and it took me some time to just 'parrot' the german parts well.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 04:10 PM
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Another Falco. The lack of Englilsh in the verses didn;t seem to hurt it's popularity.





posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 04:21 PM
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There is some other 70s song that is also sung in Spanish. And no it is not Feliz Navidad. It will probably come to me after two beers and be stuck in my head all weekend! [ETA: Eres tu! "You are" and she sings a list of all the wonderful things her lover means to her. "You are my sunlight..." etc. Really pretty in Spanish but not in English]

And, ah man! You pulled the trigger on Amadeus! I like the fact Falco called out Freemasonry in the song! Talk about your CT! The parody version is funny too! "Stop playing 'Amadeus'!"

 


What language does Bjork sing in? I do not think it is English...



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posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 04:26 PM
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originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
a reply to: reldra



And, ah man! You pulled the trigger on Amadeus! I like the fact Falco called out Freemasonry in the song! Talk about your CT!




I did that on purpose. (no I didn't, I just realized that now lol).



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 04:28 PM
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originally posted by: reldra
Another Falco. The lack of Englilsh in the verses didn;t seem to hurt it's popularity.




The U.K. release was sang all in English.




posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 04:36 PM
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I am stuck between German and Spanish! Any French songs we all know??

La Bamba by Ritchie Valens (although he did not speak Spanish he even had to ask somebody to write down the lyrics. It is a traditional song that he added a rock tempo to)

Du Hast Meich by Rammstein always makes me smile and rock out!

 


ETA: Enigma sung in Latin on that one dance hit! Something Pt I and that was the rage for a while.
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posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 04:39 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Both of those are in german. They both do have the words 'superstar' and 'plastic money'. The second is a dance mix that adds 'baby baby do do me rock me.....' on the end.



posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 04:41 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

I am not sure if we all know this, I am just a big Mika fan.




posted on Sep, 30 2016 @ 04:48 PM
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(eta: Prolly broke etiquette but added to previous post the 70s song that I remembered. Hit 'refresh')

Better than what I was thinking! Flight of the Conchords...





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